Exascend First to Bring Enterprise-Class E1.S Storage to Embedded Applications

Exascend, Inc., a leading industrial and enterprise class flash storage solution provider, launches the world’s first industrial-grade PCIe Gen4 E1.S SSD. Unveiled last week in Exascend’s PI4 PCIe NVMe Gen4 SSD lineup, Exascend’s rugged PCIe Gen4 E1.S SSDs mark a significant step forward in the company’s mission to deliver enterprise-class performance across applications that demand industrial-grade flash storage solutions.

From cloud data centers to rugged edge servers

As a scalable and server-friendly alternative to the traditional M.2 standard, the new E1.S (EDSFF) form factor was purpose-designed for high performance data center and server applications. Combining incredible storage density and performance with a thermal design suitable for hyperscale data storage, E1.S is taking the world of enterprise storage by storm.

In alignment with Exascend’s mission to deliver enterprise-class performance everywhere, the company combines its industrial and enterprise storage expertise to create a groundbreaking innovation: the world’s first rugged E1.S SSD. Exascend’s PI4 series of E1.S SSDs unlocks the true potential of industrial applications by giving them a true enterprise-class storage upgrade – powering next-generation edge servers and embedded applications with breakthrough performance, reliability and power efficiency.

“Launching the world’s first industrial-grade E1.S lineup marks a key milestone for our company. Not only does it showcase our commitment to bringing enterprise-class performance to rugged applications, but it also solidifies our position as a flash storage innovation leader,” Frank Chen, Exascend’s CEO, said. “Feedback from clients has been exceptional and we cannot wait to see our rugged E1.S SSDs enabling future applications.”

Designed for enterprise workloads in industrial settings

The E1.S lineup boasts low power draw, full-disk encryption and high sustained PCIe performance in storage capacities up to 7,680 GB – fully addressing the performance, security, and data storage requirements of hyperscale computing infrastructure.

The PI4 features the world’s first E1.S SSDs with extreme operating temperature support from -40 to 185 °F (-40 to 85 °C), leveraging Exascend’s trademark SuperCruise™ technology to deliver exceptional enterprise-class performance no matter the ambient temperature. The result is ten times the quality of service (QoS) and more than twice the minimum performance – which integrate the solution brilliantly into industrial as well as high-performance data-logging systems, such as next-generation ADAS systems in the automotive industry.

Reshaping the future of low-power storage

Where thermal management is becoming a critical part of high-power ADAS systems, Exascend’s proprietary Adaptive Thermal Control™ (ATC) technology paired with its advanced low-power SSD controllers enables the products to reduce system thermal and acoustic design complexity, helping to bring down the entire system BOM cost. Further, Exascend’s PI4 series E1.S SSDs boast firmware and hardware power loss protection to shield data against unstable power supply. This means that even in the case of SSD capacitor failure, the drive has a firmware fallback that guarantees data integrity.

At the same power input, E1.S SSDs deliver better thermal performance than M.2 SSDs. This leads to improved energy efficiency and product longevity. E1.S SSDs can also be configured with heat spreaders as well as asymmetric and symmetric enclosures to cater to different thermal environments.

Applications, configurations and availability

With PI4 E1.S SSDs, businesses can deploy enterprise-level storage in next-generation industrial applications. Examples of suitable edge applications for Exascend’s PI4 series E1.S include edge servers and equipment, offshore power and resource installations, ADAS data loggers, telecommunications equipment and stations, as well as traffic and environmental monitoring stations.

Product samples for the PI4 E1.S SSDs are now available for customers upon request.

Also available on demand are Exascend’s trusted firmware customization services, conformal coating and product lifecycle support. To request a product sample, please contact [email protected].

All PI4 models are covered by Exascend’s generous three-year limited warranty.

About Exascend, Inc.

Exascend is a service-oriented provider of innovative standard and custom storage solutions specialized in low-power, high-performance, and high-reliability products. Since its founding, the company has been awarded more than 45 U.S. and worldwide patents on storage-related technologies. With full product lines of enterprise and industrial PCIe NVMe and SATA-III SSDs, CFast, CFexpress cards and DRAM, Exascend’s capabilities span across hardware, firmware, software, product engineering, manufacturing, and customization services. Exascend takes pride in enabling its global customers to push the boundary of possibilities – Engineering Imagination to Innovation. For more information, visit: https://exascend.com/.

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